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Gold Bars Worth More Than $1.1 Million Found in Airplane Lavatory
Posted By Associated Press On November 20, 2013 @ 2:48 pm In Bulletin Today | No Comments
From The Associated Press
The Jet Airways plane had landed in Kolkata and was being cleaned before a scheduled flight to Patna when the cleaners found two bags with the gold stashed inside, Customs official Mona Priyadarshini said.
Priyadarshini said the gold bars weighed around 1 kilogram each. Customs officials confiscated the stash and are investigating.
India is one of the world’s biggest consumers of gold. The government increased the gold import duty recently, which officials say has encouraged smuggling.
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